20 for 20 Family Reading Challenge – #Read20

March #FamilyChallenge 20 for 20 Reading Challenge Headband For Today

It’s already mid-March and I’m behind in sharing my #FamilyChallenge for March. Our friends over at Scholastic sent a box of books over so we could participate in the 20 for 20 Family Reading Challenge. Our love for Scholastic (and their book fairs especially) is not new but I was so glad to accept the Family Reading Challenge because it has made us much more deliberate in reading as a family. You can read more on the Scholastic website but the 20 for 20 Family Reading Challenge is so simple. … [Read more...]

What The Pictures Didn’t Show at #BeachesMoms

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I keep thinking about how we only capture these curated moments on our visual social media. I’d never take a picture of my hair kind-of off kilter. I’d at least try and fix it with a headband. Lately, I realized that my media feed has been lacking because I’ve had more not-so-hot days than "look at me, I’m perfect" days. Today in particular was a horrible, no-good, very-bad day for me with regard to work. I haven’t posted about it but I started a new contract that has kept me beyond busy (which … [Read more...]

Six Organizations I Support on #GivingTuesday

Organizations I support on Giving

  This year, I’m all about Giving Tuesday. I didn’t shop Black Friday but I really want to make an impact on #GivingTuesday. While it’s only one day, I’m proud to say that I support all these organizations year round because they do good work. I’ve vetted them with Charity Navigator to make sure that they actually are accountable and doing what I believe they are. They are listed in no particular order of preference. It's just a list. Save the Children … [Read more...]

The Sandals Foundation at #BeachesMoms

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My family had an amazing time at Beaches Resort Turks and Caicos. You can read more about our trip here.  However, one of the things that made me love it even more was learning about the Sandals Foundation. The Sandals Foundation is the reflection of the Stewart Family’s love for their home in Caribbean and their way of reaching out to their extended family. Adam Stewart, is the CEO of Sandals Resorts International (SRI) but also has made the Sandals Foundation a priority by choosing to serve as … [Read more...]

The Best Thing at Beaches Resorts – A Family Perspective #BeachesMoms

#BeachesMoms Best Things at Beaches Turks and Caicos

My trip to Beaches Moms was definitely an inter-generational travel experience. My mid-sixties mother traveled along with myself and my sons who are two and six years old. I know what my favorites about the trip were but I posed the question to everyone, “What did you like best about Beaches?” My  mother said that she liked the service.  In the restaurants and just walking around, she felt the staff were genuinely helpful (a big deal since she had my two year old most of the time alone) and … [Read more...]

Beaches Turks and Caicos in 3 Words – #BeachesMoms

Beaches Turks and Caicos in 3 Words

  In the interest of keeping things short, I can’t really tell you how magnificent my experience at the Beaches  Turks and Caicos Social Media on the Sand Conference vacation was.  The first three words that come to mind about our experience were Number1, Personalized and #SoonComeBack. Normally, I talk about how wonderful a conference is and what I learned. This event was another level of a conference and vacation experience. There were slight hiccups but it was unique because I don’t … [Read more...]

What is #BeachesMoms – Beaches Turks & Caicos

What is Beaches Moms #BeachesMoms

If you've been looking at my Facebook or Instagram, you'll know that I've been using the #BeachesMoms hashtag a lot lately. It's because I'm so excited to be going to the Social Media on the Sand conference at the lovely Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa. Social Media on the Sand is an invitation-only, social media conference held at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa for key social media influencers.  Attendees will sharpen their social media skills during this … [Read more...]